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Keywords:

  • delocalization;
  • distannyne;
  • terphenyl ligands;
  • tin;
  • X-ray analysis
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The adventures of tin-tin: The activation of cyclooctatetraene by a distannyne results in complete Sn[TRIPLE BOND]Sn bond cleavage and formation of a π-bound planar aromatic C8H8 ring in an inverse sandwich complex (see scheme; Ar′=C6H3-2,6-(C6H3-2,6-iPr2)2)